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Old 05-12-2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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Good evening,
While in Florida a couple of weeks ago noticed a slight leak in the gray tank outlet pipe right where it connects to the tank.
Does anyone know how the pipe connects to the tank? From the looks of it there is a bigger diameter piece on the end of the outlet pipe that fits in the tank opening. It looks like all kind of sealant was put on the pipe before it was put in the tank opening and then a large clamp placed around the tank opening which closed down around the pipe.
Seems like the pipe would screw in or something but before I go messing around with it I would like to know if its threaded in or just sealed in place.
If anyone knows I could use the information. If not I will call HR. Thanks
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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Good evening,
While in Florida a couple of weeks ago noticed a slight leak in the gray tank outlet pipe right where it connects to the tank.
Does anyone know how the pipe connects to the tank? From the looks of it there is a bigger diameter piece on the end of the outlet pipe that fits in the tank opening. It looks like all kind of sealant was put on the pipe before it was put in the tank opening and then a large clamp placed around the tank opening which closed down around the pipe.
Seems like the pipe would screw in or something but before I go messing around with it I would like to know if its threaded in or just sealed in place.
If anyone knows I could use the information. If not I will call HR. Thanks
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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Hello Letsgoagain, I have the same problem in my 2005 Cayman. I've posted the same question and no results. How did you handle your leak and were you able to determine how the bigger diameter piece fits into the tank, thread/plastic weld or ?? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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I`ve never seen one threaded, it is probably a slip joint, with the ABS pipe glued & then clamped -- The tank is to thin to cut a thread -- You may be able to coat the seam with ABS glue, that you can get at any home improvement store -- Bill Willard
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:30 PM   #5
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In most cases it is a straight piece of pipe with sealer around it and pressed in, then a clamp placed around it to hold in place.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:56 AM   #6
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Letsgoagain did you get your repairs made on your water leak? I just did mine on my 2001 Dip . Let me know.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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On my 2001 Dip, there is a 3 inch to 1 1/2 adapter that slides up in the gray tank, I had to replace the hole thing because of a broken line, I cleaned it up real good and siliconed it, Don't use abs glue up in the tank, If you ever need to get it out . If you don't have anything broken, it will be easy, unbolt it at the valve, loosen the clamp and pull it out of the tank , I replaced the valve seals while it was apart. I let it dry overnight. Hope this helps. I also had to do the BLACK tank
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Thanks to you all. I think I'll go with Lued's suggestion. Lued thanks for the picture, that clears up the mystery of thread v. weld. That is the part. There is a clamp and pipe dope in the fitting.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #9
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Blk & Gry Water Fitting.pdfThe gray water to outline reducer had the manufacture's name and part number as well as a telephone number. I contacted them to ascertain where I could find the part and they are sending me a replacement via UPS, no charge. They also provided me with their part drawing. Great customer service.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #10
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Very cool, I looked on mine no numbers that were good.
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Lued, I'm having trouble getting the reducer out to of the gray side. I tried to the existing pipe as leverage but that easily broke off as it was cracked where the leak was coming from. The reducer looks like it is heavily coated with pipe thread dope (gray in color soft and pliable). I'm thinking of heating it with a hair drier and maybe concocting a dent puller type device to help it out. Any ideas???

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Lued, I got it out by using a hair dryer on the reducer for 10 minutes to soften up the pipe thread compound. Then I took a pipe wrench and opened it up as far as it would go and inserted the top of the wrench inside through the 1 1/2 in opening where the outline broke off. I used it like a dent puller and it came right out. Oh, yah.....great day!
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #13
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Way to go, I made a home made puller that i discarded, on my black tank I used a hacksaw blade cutting the adapter in side vertically, finally It came out.
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